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Power System and Smart Grid Technologies

Leader: Minqiang Hu
Members: Minqiang Hu, Qi Wang, Tianran Li, XiaoboTang, Yu-Qing Bao


The research of this group is focused on the power system and smart grid technologies, including the analysis and control of the power system with high renewable energy penetration, distributed generation and microgrid, the “Source-Network-Load” technologies, the electric power market and demand response technologies, etc. The purpose of the research is to accommodate the uncertainty of the renewable energies, enhance the stability and the reliability of the power system, and find solutions for the electricity market-oriented reform, etc.

Research Content

The research of this group has three directions:

1. Control and protection of Microgrid and active distribution network:Power qualityanalysis, reliability analysis, and operation evaluation of the power system with high renewable energy penetration.

2. Analysis and control of large power grid:Coordination and Optimization of “Source-Network-Load”, Stability analysis and control of power systems with large-scale renewable energy integration, flexible AC transmission systems(FACTS), and control strategies of grid friendly appliances(GFAs), etc.

3.Electric power market and demand response:Load characteristic analysis and load forecasting, smart electricity consumption, modeling and simulation of the electric power markets with large scale of renewable energy and energy storage, transmission pricing and congestion management, strategy making and evaluation of market-oriented reform in the retail side, power demand side management and demand response technologies.

Representative Achievements

[1]  Huang L, Yu H, Hu M, et al. A novel flux-switching permanent-magnet linear generator for wave energy extraction application[J]. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2011, 47(5): 1034-1037.(SCI)

[2]  Wu Z, Zhu C, Hu M. Improved control strategy for DFIG wind turbines for low voltage ride through[J]. Energies, 2013, 6(3): 1181-1197.(SCI)Liu C,

[3]  Yu H, Hu M, et al. Research on a permanent magnet tubular linear generator for direct drive wave energy conversion[J]. IET Renewable Power Generation, 2014, 8(3): 281-288.(SCI)

[4]  Bao Yu-Qing, Li Yang. FPGA-based design of grid friendly appliance controller[J]. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2014, 5(2), 924-931. (SCI)

[5]  Bao Yu-Qing, Li Yang. Hong Ying-Yi, Wang Beibei. Design of a hybrid hierarchical demand response control scheme for the frequency control[J]. IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution. 2015, 9(15): 2303-2310. (SCI)

[6]  Bao Yu-Qing, Li Yang. On deloading control strategies of wind generators for system frequency regulation[J]. International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. 2015, 25(4):623-635.(SCI)

[7] Wang Qi, Pu Changqi, Chen Ning, et al. Identification of grid voltage dominated nodes considering the relationship of wind power flow[J]. Automation of Electric Power Systems, 2015, 39(04): 40-45.(EI)

[8] Wang Qi, Yuan Yue, Chen Ning, Wu Huaren, Wu Shuanghui. The Cooperating Distribution Methods of Reactive Power in Multi-wind Farms Integrated Region. Power System Protection and Control. 2012, 40(24): 76-83.(EI)

[9] Yusheng Xue, Tianran Li, Xia Yin, Zhaoyang Dong, Fushuan Wen, Jie Huang, Feng Xue, "Managements of Generalized Congestions," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.4, no.3, pp.1675,1683, Sept. 2013(SCI)